and adoptees now get a medical history at the time of adoption so all is well – right?
Story in today’s NY Daily News: One twin gets breast cancer in 2006 and both twins (thankfully not separated) get tested for the BRCA 1 gene and both have it. They wanted to warn their family, doctors request records unsealed and then they find out there was another daughter – who eventually gets tested and finds out she has the gene as well. Sadly their mother died of breast cancer in 2003.
Medical history provided at the time of the adoption is not the solution – life and death happens after the adoption, but I have not heard a single peep out of the adoption industry or specific agencies on any type of proactive solution to ensure this gets fixed.
Definitely did not make me happy reading this…wonder why the paper didn’t turn to their trusty “experts” in adoption for a comment – you know like the NCFA or any number of adoption agency professionals that are always willing to promote adoption…